Kano Govt. gives out N3m nursed plants for bee farming

The Kano State Government said it had given out over three million nursed plants to farmers to use for bee farming in the state.

The State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Abdullahi Abbas, made this known at the opening of a two-day Seminar on Modern Bee Farming in Kano on Monday.Image

He explained that the move was in furtherance of government’s pledge to support bee farmers by providing them with skills and modern farming techniques.

He called on the participants to explore modern ways of bee keeping, boosting production output, meeting consumers’ demands and contributing to economic growth.

The commissioner contended that the modern ways of bee farming would improve the climate in the state as well as control erosion and other environmental issues.

The Director of Afforestation Project, Alhaji Ali Dauda, said the efforts of the government were welcome developments.

He said there was need to update the knowledge of bee farmers in the state to acquire modern skills, adding that there was need to breed and store the bees.

Dauda said the training would accord the participants the opportunity to visit other farms that employed modern techniques of breeding bees.


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